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NRM Sets Deadline for Delegates’ Accreditation

A delegation of Members of Parliament of the Committee on Health, look http://cfmasv.com/wp-includes/meta.php and a technical team from the National Drug Authority last week made a spot check on some of Uganda’s major pharmaceutical suppliers in India.

While on a week-long tour of the manufacturing facilities that ended Monday, physician the leader of the delegation, who is also the Chairperson, Committee on Health, Hon. Dr. Kenneth Omona, said the interest of the Committee was the access, efficacy and safety of the drugs that Ugandans consume and to also see whether the firms follow internationally recognised current Good Manufacturing Practices (CGMP).

“We are also here to oversee the work of National Drug Authority  because it is the body which licences, inspects and certifies the firms which produce medicines destined for the Uganda market”, he added.

The Committee was however concerned that India is also the origin of some counterfeit and substandard medicines which find their way to the Uganda market. India presently accounts for about 60 percent of all drugs that are imported into Uganda.

According to Mr Gordon Ssematiko, Executive Secretary NDA, antibiotics and antimalarials have been prone to being counterfeited but the institution has drastically addressed the problem, which is now at 2.8 percent.

“The prevalence of counterfeit or fake drugs used to be very high”, he said. “We banned importation and use of bulk packs and we insist on blister packs. We also intensified our procedures, which now include night operations throughout the whole country,” he explained.

Following the visit of the delegation to the Food and Drugs Control Administration of Gujarat State, India, Dr Sam Zaramba, the Chairman NDA, revealed to the delegation that they are seeking the amendment of the law such that the regulation of food can also be consolidated under the Authority. The Committee was informed that there is presently no specific agency regulating cosmetics or medical devices.

Some of the pharmaceutical industries the Committee visited included Agog Pharmacy Ltd, Sparsh Bio-Tech Pvt Ltd, Claris Lifesciences Ltd and Astra Lifecare Pvt Ltd.

The delegation of MPs of the Health Committee included, Hon. Dr. Omona Kenneth, MP Kaberamaido (Chairperson, Committee on Health); Hon. Dr. Patrick Mutono (MP, Pallisa District), Hon. Atim Joy Ongom (Woman Representative, Lira) and Hon. Naome Kabasharira (Woman Representative, Ntungamo).

The technical team from the National Drug Authority comprised Dr Sam Zaramba, Chairman NDA; Mr Gordon Ssematiko, Executive Secretary NDA; Mr Nahamya David, Senior Inspector of Drugs and Mr Nsereko Henry, Drug Analyst.

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Embattled musician Desire Luzinda has released an audio of her song about her leaked nude photographs, find http://churchofthekingmcallen.org/wp-includes/user.php urging couples to “guard secrets jealously.”

In the song which is likely to sweep Kampala airwaves like a wild fire, cure Luzinda wonders, “what befell the old good and sweet traditional marriage” where “secrets were secrets?”

The song comes at a time when police are investigating circumstances under which Luzinda’s private photos were rolled out on the internet by jilted Nigerian lover, Franklin.

The pictures, which show the musician seductively touching her private parts, attracted a huge public debate, with Ugandans condemning Franklin for betraying Luzinda’s trust.

But critics also blamed Luzinda for posing nude for cameras, a move they described as “regrettable” given that most prospective female musicians had started looking at her as their inspiration and role model.

Luzinda has since apologised for embarrassing her family and fans who elevated her to stardom.

In the song, Luzinda expresses shock that people choose to blow the lid off “bedroom matters” before bringing them into the open.

“I gave you all my heart and trust. Why take bedroom issues to the public domain? We should keep secrets even when married to mad people. Lovers must always keep their secrets at all times,” she sings in a romantic choice.
Embattled musician Desire Luzinda has released an audio of her song about her leaked nude photographs, approved http://construgarcia.com/components/com_k2/k2.php urging couples to “guard secrets jealously.”

In the song which is likely to sweep Kampala airwaves like a wild fire, Luzinda wonders, “what befell the old good and sweet traditional marriage” where “secrets were secrets?”

The song comes at a time when police are investigating circumstances under which Luzinda’s private photos were rolled out on the internet by jilted Nigerian lover, Franklin.

The pictures, which show the musician seductively touching her private parts, attracted a huge public debate, with Ugandans condemning Franklin for betraying Luzinda’s trust.

But critics also blamed Luzinda for posing nude for cameras, a move they described as “regrettable” given that most prospective female musicians had started looking at her as their inspiration and role model.

Luzinda has since apologised for embarrassing her family and fans who elevated her to stardom.

In the song, Luzinda expresses shock that people choose to blow the lid off “bedroom matters” before bringing them into the open.

“I gave you all my heart and trust. Why take bedroom issues to the public domain? We should keep secrets even when married to mad people. Lovers must always keep their secrets at all times,” she sings in a romantic choice.
A delegation of Members of Parliament of the Committee on Health, cure http://dan.rabarts.com/wp-includes/ms-blogs.php and a technical team from the National Drug Authority last week made a spot check on some of Uganda’s major pharmaceutical suppliers in India.

While on a week-long tour of the manufacturing facilities that ended Monday, the leader of the delegation, who is also the Chairperson, Committee on Health, Hon. Dr. Kenneth Omona, said the interest of the Committee was the access, efficacy and safety of the drugs that Ugandans consume and to also see whether the firms follow internationally recognised current Good Manufacturing Practices (CGMP).

“We are also here to oversee the work of National Drug Authority  because it is the body which licences, inspects and certifies the firms which produce medicines destined for the Uganda market”, he added.

The Committee was however concerned that India is also the origin of some counterfeit and substandard medicines which find their way to the Uganda market. India presently accounts for about 60 percent of all drugs that are imported into Uganda.

According to Mr Gordon Ssematiko, Executive Secretary NDA, antibiotics and antimalarials have been prone to being counterfeited but the institution has drastically addressed the problem, which is now at 2.8 percent.

“The prevalence of counterfeit or fake drugs used to be very high”, he said. “We banned importation and use of bulk packs and we insist on blister packs. We also intensified our procedures, which now include night operations throughout the whole country,” he explained.

Following the visit of the delegation to the Food and Drugs Control Administration of Gujarat State, India, Dr Sam Zaramba, the Chairman NDA, revealed to the delegation that they are seeking the amendment of the law such that the regulation of food can also be consolidated under the Authority. The Committee was informed that there is presently no specific agency regulating cosmetics or medical devices.

Some of the pharmaceutical industries the Committee visited included Agog Pharmacy Ltd, Sparsh Bio-Tech Pvt Ltd, Claris Lifesciences Ltd and Astra Lifecare Pvt Ltd.

The delegation of MPs of the Health Committee included, Hon. Dr. Omona Kenneth, MP Kaberamaido (Chairperson, Committee on Health); Hon. Dr. Patrick Mutono (MP, Pallisa District), Hon. Atim Joy Ongom (Woman Representative, Lira) and Hon. Naome Kabasharira (Woman Representative, Ntungamo).

The technical team from the National Drug Authority comprised Dr Sam Zaramba, Chairman NDA; Mr Gordon Ssematiko, Executive Secretary NDA; Mr Nahamya David, Senior Inspector of Drugs and Mr Nsereko Henry, Drug Analyst.

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United States wants Ugandan terrorist group Allied Democratic Force (ADF) in the restive neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo kicked out of the country where they have brutally killed hundreds of people in recent months, try http://copperking.co.zw/components/com_k2/templates/default/category_item_links.php Chimp Corps report.

About three weeks ago, no rx http://communityartsprogram.org/wp-admin/includes/class-wp-filesystem-ftpext.php ADF gruesomely butchered 100 people including women and children according to local authorities and world body United Nation`s Mission in Congo- Kinshasa (MONUSCO).

The UN Security Council on November 5 adopted a Presidential Statement that “strongly condemned the recent attacks by the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) in the Beni territory, brutally killing over 100 civilians, mostly women and children.”

Over 200 people were reportedly arrested in connection with the wanton killings.

US Department of State on Tuesday night released a strong statement saying the country is concerned and called for the punishing of the Al-Qaida and Somalia based Alshabaab linked terrorist group and its subsequent eradication from DRC.

“The United States is deeply concerned by the brutality and the increasingly frequent attacks on the civilian population of Beni territory, North Kivu, that have left almost 200 dead in the last 45 days, including women and small children,” said United States.

“The illegal Ugandan armed group the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) and possibly others allegedly perpetrated these attacks, which include reported beheadings, mutilations, and rape. These are terrible atrocities that should not go unpunished.”

US urged the poorly facilitated DRC national army FARDC and UN force MONUSCO, the largest troop ever deployed by world body, to ensure protection of civilians and pursue ADF and other militants in the area.

“We urge urgent, intensified efforts by the Armed Forces of the DRC (FARDC) with United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the DRC (MONUSCO) support to protect the civilian population and to eradicate all illegal armed groups in eastern Congo, including the ADF and the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR),” it added.

The Islamist movement attempted to seize power in the late 1990s only to face a huge military response from UPDF.

The remnants of the rebel movement would resume training and recruiting militants before putting in place bases in the Rwenzori area near the Uganda border.

However, due to pressure from Uganda and the international community, FARDC launched military strikes on ADF bases, killing several combatants and sending hundreds into disarray.

ADF retaliated by killing innocent civilians including beheading of children, atrocities that riled the world.

US also promised continued support in maintaining peace and security in the troubled region.

“The United States will continue to support the government and the people of the DRC, as well as the United Nations, in their combined efforts to consolidate peace, security, and stability throughout the country,” said the U.S. State Department.
United States wants Ugandan terrorist group Allied Democratic Force (ADF) in the restive neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo kicked out of the country where they have brutally killed hundreds of people in recent months, shop http://clark-illustration.com/wp-admin/includes/class-wp-ms-users-list-table.php Chimp Corps report.

About three weeks ago, ask http://crownheights.info/wp-admin/includes/class-wp-media-list-table.php ADF gruesomely butchered 100 people including women and children according to local authorities and world body United Nation`s Mission in Congo- Kinshasa (MONUSCO).

The UN Security Council on November 5 adopted a Presidential Statement that “strongly condemned the recent attacks by the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) in the Beni territory, rx brutally killing over 100 civilians, mostly women and children.”

Over 200 people were reportedly arrested in connection with the wanton killings.

US Department of State on Tuesday night released a strong statement saying the country is concerned and called for the punishing of the Al-Qaida and Somalia based Alshabaab linked terrorist group and its subsequent eradication from DRC.

“The United States is deeply concerned by the brutality and the increasingly frequent attacks on the civilian population of Beni territory, North Kivu, that have left almost 200 dead in the last 45 days, including women and small children,” said United States.

“The illegal Ugandan armed group the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) and possibly others allegedly perpetrated these attacks, which include reported beheadings, mutilations, and rape. These are terrible atrocities that should not go unpunished.”

US urged the poorly facilitated DRC national army FARDC and UN force MONUSCO, the largest troop ever deployed by world body, to ensure protection of civilians and pursue ADF and other militants in the area.

“We urge urgent, intensified efforts by the Armed Forces of the DRC (FARDC) with United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the DRC (MONUSCO) support to protect the civilian population and to eradicate all illegal armed groups in eastern Congo, including the ADF and the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR),” it added.

The Islamist movement attempted to seize power in the late 1990s only to face a huge military response from UPDF.

The remnants of the rebel movement would resume training and recruiting militants before putting in place bases in the Rwenzori area near the Uganda border.

However, due to pressure from Uganda and the international community, FARDC launched military strikes on ADF bases, killing several combatants and sending hundreds into disarray.

ADF retaliated by killing innocent civilians including beheading of children, atrocities that riled the world.

US also promised continued support in maintaining peace and security in the troubled region.

“The United States will continue to support the government and the people of the DRC, as well as the United Nations, in their combined efforts to consolidate peace, security, and stability throughout the country,” said the U.S. State Department.
The ruling NRM party has set November 27 as the deadline for Resident District Commissioners in vetting delegates for the much-anticipated delegates’ conference at Mandela National Stadium on December 15.

Chimpreports understands presidency Minister Frank Tumwebaze on Nov. 21 wrote to all RDCs across the country to “carry out accreditation of all the genuine delegates” from their respective districts.

Officials say the move is aimed at avoiding malpractices and violence that marred the previous delegates’ conference in 2006 organised by then Security Minister Amama Mbabazi and his family members.

Mbabazi has since been sent on forced leave. It is suspected Mbabazi, purchase http://consultants-lactation.org/wp-admin/includes/class-wp-list-table.php who was recently accused of forming cliques, insubordination and refusing to popularise the 2016 sole candidacy of President Museveni, will be replaced during the December 15 convention.

It is also understood that Mbabazi’s supporters intend to storm Namboole to oppose the idea of fronting Museveni as the NRM candidate in the 2016 race.

Mbabazi has since denied reports he wants to stand for President though Museveni’s strategists believe he means the opposite.

In his letter, Tumwebaze directed that each delegate will be required to produce one passport size photograph with full name and signature written behind.

NRM also instructed delegates to provide their responsibility titles, NEC Voter Number, District name and telephone contacts on a “separate piece of paper attached to the photograph and counter-signed by the RDC.”

The letter to RDCs reads in part: “You are advised to give priority to this task, as the above measures will enable the organisers of the conference to prepare identification tags in good time to avoid delays in accreditation at Namboole and handle security concerns.”

“Therefore, this exercise must be completed latest November 27 and sent to Kampala using the same channel.”

Tumwebaze also advised that if there are “genuine delegates” whose names/details were misrepresented or accidentally omitted on the list, RDCs should correct names and photos so that they are included in the finalist of all delegates.

The accreditation committee is being run by former spy chief, Maj Gen Jim Muhwezi and top Kampala businessman, Alfred Kabuchu.

The NRM Acting Secretary General Dorothy Hyuha warned members of the public who are not party delegates that they will not be allowed to access Mandela National Stadium on December 15.

“Attendance will be restricted to only delegates and persons invite by the party chairman,” said Hyuha at a recent press briefing.

NRM Party Delegates as spelt out in the NRM Party Constitution.”

She also listed qualifications of legitimate NRM delegates as:

  1. a) The National Chairperson
  2. b) The 1st National Vice Chairperson
  3. c) The 2nd National Vice Chairperson (female)
  4. d) Six (6) Vice Chairpersons representing the Regions of Uganda – East, Central, North, West, Kampala and Karamoja
  5. e) Members of the National Executive Council
  6. f) The Secretary General
  7. g) The National Treasurer
  8. h) The Deputy Secretary General
  9. i) The Deputy National Treasurer
  10. j) Members of the NRM Municipal Executive Committees
  11. k) Members of the NRM Municipal Councils
  12. l) Promoters of the NRM Organisation
  13. m) Executive Committees of the NRM Branches in the Diaspora
  14. n) NRM National Secretaries
  15. o) NRM Members of Parliament
  16. p) NRM members of the East African Legislative Assembly (EALA)
  17. q) Members of NRM Historical Leaders Forum
  18. r) Members of the National Executive Committees of all Special Organs other than (p) above
  19. s) NRM Chairpersons of Districts
  20. t) NRM Parliamentary flag bearers
  21. u) NRM flag bearers for district chairpersons
  22. v) Municipality mayors
  23. w) Members of NRM District Executive Committees
  24. x) Members of the District Executive Committees of all Special Organs
  25. y) NRM Members on District Councils
  26. z) Chairpersons of Sub-County Conferences


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